Vision for Maths in our school
It is an exciting time for Maths at Bapchild and Tonge C of E Primary School as we transition to a holistic approach to teaching Maths inspired by the international success of Singapore Maths strategies. Working closely with the NCETM: National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, Bapchild and Tonge are changing the way we teach Maths in 2018/19 and beyond. This approach encourages the use of a CPA process within Maths teaching and learning: Concrete; Pictorial; Abstract. The intention of such a progression is to develop the concept of 'Maths Mastery' in which all children fully grasps concepts before they are moved on within the curriculum. A mastery approach to the curriculum means pupils spend far longer on fewer key mathematical concepts whilst working at greater depth. Long term gaps in learning are prevented through speedy teacher intervention and those children who grasp the concepts more quickly are given opportunities to deepen their knowledge and improve their reasoning skills rather than accelerating on to new curriculum content.
We want all children to see themselves as mathematicians and understand the importance of Mathematics in everyday life. Every child will have a positive attitude towards the learning of Mathematics and an enthusiasm for the subject. Children will have both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. They will be able to reason mathematically and apply their understanding confidently across the curriculum and to solving problems in and outside of school.
We have engaged with parents and pupils to find out what type of home learning they find most effective and unobtrusive. For homework, Bapchild and Tonge use 'MyMaths' - an online resource that allows targeted Maths tasks to be set and provides an engaging and competitive platform for learning. In addition, 'My Maths' is also used by teachers in lessons which mirror the homework set. All of the interactive lessons are available to view and review at home.
At Bapchild and Tonge C of E Primary School we have high expectations for every child. Teaching for mastery in Maths is essentially the expectation that all pupils will gain a deep understanding of the maths they are learning. For understanding in Maths to be secure, learning needs to be built on solid foundations.
Below you can find our previous long term plan which is still in use by some classes. As we transition towards a more Mastery Approach, we will use the new long term plans which are cross linked between the small steps learning from White Rose Maths and key learning from the National Curriculum.